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Thursday, August 16, 2012

How Newswise Expert Pitch Works in Response to Breaking News

As a breaking news event, the tragic shooting in Aurora, CO last month serves as a compelling example of the media’s need for authoritative, informed, and above all, responsible experts to provide commentary and analysis of major world events.  Whether they are covering a shooting rampage, a natural disaster, or the upcoming presidential election, qualified experts help the media make better news. 

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 08/16 at 03:08 PM
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Thursday, June 07, 2012

Nearly 15 Percent of Work Email Is Gossip

According to some estimates, the average corporate email user sends 112 emails every day. About one out of every seven of those messages, says a new study from Georgia Tech, can be called gossip. Assistant Professor Eric Gilbert of the School of Interactive Computing examined hundreds of thousands of emails from the former Enron corporation and found that 14.7 percent of the emails qualify as office scuttlebutt.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/07 at 11:44 AM
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Tuesday, June 05, 2012

Mosquitoes Fly in Rain Thanks to Low Mass

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Even rain can’t deter mosquitoes. The blood-sucking insect can fly in a downpour because of its strong exoskeletons and low mass render it impervious to falling drops. Georgia Tech researchers determined this using high-speed videography.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/05 at 11:06 AM
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Friday, June 01, 2012

NASA’s Hubble Shows Milky Way is Destined for Head-on Collision with Andromeda Galaxy

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NASA astronomers announced they can now predict with certainty the next major cosmic event to affect our galaxy, Sun, and solar system: the titanic collision of our Milky Way galaxy with the neighboring Andromeda galaxy. The Milky Way is destined to get a major makeover during the encounter, which is predicted to happen four billion years from now. It’s likely the Sun will be flung into a new region of our galaxy, but our Earth and solar system are in no danger of being destroyed.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 06/01 at 08:35 AM
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Tuesday, May 29, 2012

Mathematicians Can Conjure Matter Waves Inside an Invisible Hat

An international team of mathematicians has devised an amplifier that can boost light, sound or other waves while hiding them inside an invisible container.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 05/29 at 02:18 PM
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Friday, May 25, 2012

New “Featured Institutions” Module

All Newswise Premier Members will be featured with a link to their latest news releases each time they have a story posted in a Newswise wire.  Look for the “Featured Institutions” module in the right sidebar of your Newswise wire.

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 05/25 at 11:46 AM
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Thursday, May 24, 2012

Moderate Weight Loss Reduces Hormones Linked to Breast Cancer Risk

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Even a moderate amount of weight loss can significantly reduce risk of breast cancer

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Posted by Thom Canalichio on 05/24 at 10:01 AM
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

Sugar Makes You Stupid: Study Shows How a High-Fructose Diet Sabotages Learning, Memory

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A new UCLA study is the first to show how a diet steadily high in fructose slows the brain, hampering memory and learning—and how omega-3 fatty acids can minimize the damage.

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Posted by Craig Jones on 05/15 at 04:37 PM
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Tuesday, May 15, 2012

The Archetypal Dispology

Two recent apologies in the news media have caused me to reflect on the communications issues related to apologies.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 05/15 at 02:57 PM
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Friday, May 11, 2012

Public Relations Research Lands A University Client on “The Today Show”

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One way students can reduce debt is to chose a quality public university where tuition can be one-fourth that of a private one.  But how does a public school lure away students who are attracted to a brand-name private college? Here’s how.

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Posted by Roger Johnson on 05/11 at 01:05 PM
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